Destructive adorable cats

Johnny - Maine Coon ginger kitten

Johnny – a devil in disguise as an angel

When I got the two Maine Coon kittens, I knew there would be a few problems with their fur – they just have so much of it. And they don’t like brushes. Brushes are to be eaten and fled from. Not so good when you have fur that clumps like Johnny.

But I didn’t anticipate the other challenges these adorable devils brought with them.

Johnny is a paper monster. If he gets impatient or upset, he goes in search of paper products to destroy. Most favourite is toilet paper, frequently attacked before feeding time. At least it’s cheap. But tissues, teaching printouts and books are not exempt.

Cookie - black and ginger tabby Maine Coon

Cookie – the fastest and strangest cat I’ve met

Cookie climbs, anything and everything. Including the inside wall-papered walls, and the textured outside walls. It looks like Freddy is a house guest.

Both of them eat trees. I don’t mean the leaves, I mean the branches and trunks. They love chewing on anything with a solid bite – cables (even when covered in large cable covers), pencils, pens, my thick hair ties.

As younger kittens, Maine Coons are carry-able, but 6kg on one arm gets tiring very quickly. Difficult when the cat loves long cuddles. Plus, jumping onto or off from me while sleeping is rather a shock.

Still, I wouldn’t trade them for the world – they provide a lot of laughs, much love, gorgeous photo subjects, cuddles, and hilarity.

And they coat everything with their fur – such giving creatures!

Have you lived with a destructive pet? How did you cope? Let me know in the comments below!

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About LearnedWords
Freelance writer and language coach. Eternally curious, eternally learning. Managing multiple chronic pain illnesses.

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